David Roberts

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David Roberts
(1796–1864)

The Golden Tower, Seville, at Sunset

Signed and dated, in brush and black ink, at lower right, David Roberts, R.A. 1833

Watercolor and some gouache, with pen and brush and black ink, over pencil, on gray paper
14 5/16 x 10 1/8 inches (364 x 258 mm)

Gift of Charles Ryskamp

1974.12
Item description: 

Roberts is recorded as having traveled to Spain in 1832 and 1833. He arrived in Spain in early December 1832 and by early May reached Seville, where an outbreak of cholera ended his tour. On his return to England, Roberts worked to convert his sketches into paintings and finished watercolors, many of which were made into lithographs for his Picturesque Sketches in Spain.